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High court highlights: The January docket

The Illinois Supreme Court returns for its January 2021 term this week, with two new justices but a now-familiar pandemic.

Attendants’ suit over grounded jets tossed 

Flight attendants who maintain they lost income as a result of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft do not have a case against the plane-manufacturing giant, a federal judge held.

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Insurer dodges millions in post-judgment interest

Three years after Marc and Deborah Jacobs received a $26 million judgment against Yellow Cab Affiliation and Cornelius Ezeagu, the tab for post-judgment interest under Section 2-1303 of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure topped $6 million. Stymied because Yellow Cab and Ezeagu had only $350,000 in coverage from American Country Insurance Co., and both defendants wound up in bankruptcy court, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs tried to hold American Country liable for the post-judgment interest based on Section 2-1303 and a promise in the policy’s supplemental-payments provision.

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